Hot TVs & Projectors How-Tos

How To: Make a TV remote jammer

Televisions are an amazing innovation that allow for endless hours of entertainment and information dissemination, but sometimes you just want them off! Make a TV remote jammer as a joke, to get a few hours of quite or just for fun.

How To: Connect a laptop or PC to your TV with an RGB cable

In this Electronics video tutorial you will learn how to connect a laptop or PC to your TV with an RGB cable. Take your RGB cable and plug it in to the back of the TV as shown in the video. You can also do this with the HDMI cable. Now take other end of the RGB cable and plug it in to the laptop or PC. Then you right click on your desktop, go down to graphics options > output to > monitor. Now you have to change the input to your TV. This will depend on the make and model of your TV. Once tha...

How To: Connect a laptop to a TV using an S-video cable

Have a laptop and a TV? Want to use your laptop on the bigger screen? Well, here's how. This video offers the viewers a detailed step by step explanation on how to connect their laptop to their TV and to use their TV as their new laptop screen. More specifically, this video offers the method for anyone with an S video cable and HDMI connection. The instructions are clear and precise, and viewers should have no problem connecting their devices after this.

How To: Connect your laptop or PC to an LCD or Plasma TV

Have you ever wanted to play on your computer on your Plasma TV? If so, this is the video for you. This tutorial teaches you how to use the Plasma TV as your computer screen. With its simple instructions and detailed explanations, you will learn how to turn your Plasma TV into a giant computer screen. In addition, this video teaches you how to identify all of the equipment you will use to make your Plasma TV become a computer screen. By the end of this video, you will be able to experience th...

How To: Connect your laptop to an older version television set

First you need a CRT TV, one Laptop, Headphone jack, Male and Female RCA jack, and output and input male female jack. And than one is audio cable and another one is video cable, and than connect it to your TV video out and audio out, and another one are connect to Laptops video out and audio out. And to get the video quality is good let set the Graphics property on your laptop and there are one option to TV set graphics and set them. And set the Screen Resolution and video stranded, and then ...

How To: Hack an LCD screen & overhead into a digital projector

Digital projectors can be prohibitively expensive, particularly for those who stand to benefit the most from their use—that is, young people who prefer watch television and movies on their home computers. No longer. This hacker's how-to demonstrates how to make a simple digital video projector out of an old LCD flatscreen monitor and a slide, or overhead, projector. For detailed, step-by-step instructions on fabricating your own LCD/overhead digital projector on the cheap, take a look!

How To: Program an RCA universal remote control

If you want to program an RCA universal remote control, you can follow this professional's advice. Make sure the batteries are in place, and turn on the device you want to control. On the top row of the remote control, there are buttons labeled with the names of different devices. Press the button for the device you want to program, and press ON/OFF button at the same time. The light under the ON/OFF button will light up indicating you are in program mode. Press the play button on the lower p...

How To: Program an RCA universal remote

If you just bought a new RCA universal remote and want to program it then this is for you. The first thing you have to do is hold down the TV button and tap and hold the on/off button until the TV button lights. Now you have to keep pushing the play button so your remote can send codes to your TV/ device. You may have to do this several times. Next you push rewind until your TV turns off. The last thing you have to do is press the stop button to make the remote accept the code. Now you remote...

How To: Build a DIY 1080p HD projector

Projectors can be pretty pricey. 1080p projectors even worse. If that isn't reason enough for you to build your own, then what is? Systm shows you the complete, detailed process of building your own 1080p HD projector, so pay attention and take some notes!

How To: Repair Samsung lcd TV power clicking problem

This five part series teaches you how to repair your Samsung LCD TV power clicking problem. This video is probably best to for TV experts or those fearless TV owner. This video walks you through the steps of giving your family entertainment center some at home surgery. The instructor with careful instructions and with your TV's safety in mind walks you through everything you need to know fix this pesky problem.

How To: Use S-Video to view your computer screen on a TV

This video shows you how to easily use an S-Video cable to view you computer screen on a TV set. The first thing you have to do is buy an S-Video cable. Plug the 2 sides of the cable in TV and in PC or laptop. Turn your television to either AV1 or AV2. At this point, the computer screen should appear as well on TV as on the PC monitor or laptop monitor. Next, you can personalize your monitor or TV Resolution by right-clicking anywhere on the desktop and then clicking Personalize. In the poppe...

How To: Fix a convergence problem on your rear projection TV

In this tutorial, we learn how to fix a convergence problem on your rear projection TV. First, go to the menu on your television and see if you can fix the convergence through this. If this doesn't work, then try replacing the STK IC's that are inside of the TV. This will require you to take the television apart and find where the convergence board is. Once you find this, disconnect all cables and remove the bored. You will see two STK IC's attached to their heatsinks. After you find these, r...

How To: Use a universal remote control

In this home entertainment video series, learn how to use a universal remote control. A universal remote is just what it sounds like: it’s a device that allows you to control several different home electronics appliances at once—like the stereo, DVD player, VCD, TV, satellite dish, etc. The complexity of the remote can vary, but in this day and age, it’s probably a good idea to have one. Our expert will walk you through some of the basic functions and buttons, including how to program the uni...

How To: Watch TV on your PC

To watch TV on your PC you need a TV tuner. You have two choices. There are usb sticks and pci cards. The pci is an internal circuit board that goes inside your computer. The pci card is very easy to install. Literally just open the computer and pop it into an available pci slot. Then you will need to install the software that came with the usb stick or pci card. Next attach an antenna to the pci card or usb stick connector. You can scan for channels, save favorite programs, and setup recordi...

How To: Connect your personal computer to your digital TV

Have you ever wanted to watch content from your PC on your digital TV? This step-by-step guide makes it simple to understand and do. The video tells you exactly what you need in order to make this happen. You will need either a VGA connector cable or an HDMI cable, (if your PC supports it) or possibly a MINI to RCA audio cable. The video shows you the rest of the way and how to configure your TV and PC.

How To: Get ready for the digital television transfer

This four-part video tutorial is furnished by the (FCC) Federal Communications Commission shows you how to get ready for the digital television transfer. Is your television ready for digital? By February 17th, 2009 TV stations will stop broadcasting in analog and broadcast only in digital. Your TV needs to be ready so you can keep watching. Digital television, also known as DTV, is here, and after February 17th, TV stations will turn off their analog signal. The FCC wants to be sure you are r...

How To: Fit a projected image onto a target surface

Take a look at this instructional video and learn how to fit a projected image onto a target surface with Johnny Chung from Carnegie Mellon University. Typically, you'd need to use a screen to be directly in front of the projector and at a very specific orientation to get an undistorted image. What this tutorial is trying to accomplish is to place a screen at any location that is convenient and then calibrate the projector onto the target surface. This technique is used to automatically disco...

How To: Make a digital television antenna

Analog TV will stop all broadcasts on June 12, 2009. If you're not ready yet for the transfer from analog to digital, you bet get ready. You can buy a digital convertor box and a digital antenna for your analog television, you can but a digital antenna for your DTV-enable television, or you can save some money an build your own antenna! This video tutorial will show you how to make a digital television antenna with some coaxial cable, an empty coffee can, a hammer, a nail, and some duct tape ...

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